Alex Wong was born in Canada and began his tap and jazz training at the age of seven. At age ten, he started his ballet studies with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, Alex won two Junior World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Awarded with the Royal Academy of Dancing Solo Seal, Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medalist in the 2003 Genee International Ballet Competition. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. In 2005, Alex danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB.
In 2009, Alex chose to audition for the FOX dance series, “So You Think You Can Dance.” He was chosen for the final Top 20 but was forced to withdraw due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. However, after his SYTYCD season five audition, Alex was promoted again to the rank of principal soloist at MCB.
In 2010, Alex was offered yet another promotion to principal dancer at MCB, but declined the offer in order to pursue another shot at SYTYCD. He again made the Top 10 contestants for season seven, competing for the title of America’s favorite dancer. On the fifth week of the season, Alex injured himself during a Bollywood rehearsal, snapping his Achilles tendon, which would unfortunately end his season. He then received surgery in Los Angeles and was given a timeframe of a year to fully recover. Later that year, two pieces Alex had danced on “So You Think You Can Dance” won Emmy Awards.
By February 2011, Alex was back booking commercials and several print jobs and became part of dance ensemble for NBC’s TV series “Smash” directed by Steven Spielberg. In the summer, Alex appeared on “The Ellen Show”, “The Voice” and danced with LMFAO . Alex recently released his first dance single “Crave” on iTunes and Amazon, filmed his music video, starred in a short film shot in Los Angeles and had his Broadway debut, playing the role of “Sniper” in the Original Broadway Cast of the Disney musical “Newsies”, which won two Tony Awards and received six other Tony nominations. Alex also won the ACCA Award for Outstanding Original Chorus for the Broadway 2011-2012 season. In 2012, Alex returned to SYTYCD as an All Star and has since worked on Dancing With The Stars, Choreographed and Starred in the Buick Car Launch in China, SYTYCD Vietnam, Glee, ABC DisneyWorld Christmas Parade and the Microsoft “Surface” commercial. Alex recently won the ACCA Award for Outstanding Original Chorus for the Broadway 2012-2013 season and the cast recording received a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album of 2013.